Lighthouse Guild, every year offers various scholarships to provide financial support to the students especially those who are blind and who require funds to continue or acquire higher education. They believe that nothing should stop people who are blind or visually impaired from pursuing higher education, especially the cost. Therefore, to help such students, they offer merit-based scholarships for students with vision loss who are newly transitioning to college or graduate education. Lighthouse Guild provides an annual scholarship to outstanding high school students who are legally blind from across the United States and also qualifying graduate students. The following award is unrestricted, so it can be used as needed: for tuition, room and board, books, supplies, or travel.
Students having a record of strong academic accomplishment and merit, must apply for a Lighthouse Guild scholarship and take another step toward the advanced education they deserve. The deadline for application submission is March 31. All the current high school students who will be incoming college freshmen and college students already attending, or planning to attend, the graduate school are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The candidate will be asked to provide proof of blindness and proof of residency at the time of submission. The scholarship recipients will be selected following a rigorous application process that considered both academic excellence and community engagement. The 12 U.S. high school seniors who are legally blind will be awarded unrestricted scholarships to aid their transition from high school to college or university. Additionally, three graduate students will receive merit scholarships to support their continuing education.
Lighthouse Guild provides exceptional services that inspire people who are visually impaired to attain their goals. They are dedicated to help and inspire people who are visually impaired and not encouraged enough by society to live their dreams. Connecting individuals to technology to make their world easier to negotiate has always been one of their essential services.
Following is the brief description of the following scholarship:
|Education Level||High school, college, graduate, and Ph.D. students|
|Number of Awards||15|
|Application Deadline||March 1, 2022|
|Application Fees||Not required|
|Requirements||Proof of blindness, proof of residency, transcripts, recommendation, personal statement|
Who is Eligible?
Following are the eligibility requirements for the following scholarship contest:
- Current high school students who will be incoming college freshmen
- College students already attending, or planning to attend, graduate school.
How to Apply?
The interested individuals are required to fill out the application form given on the scholarship portal to apply for the following scholarships. Additionally, the candidates are required to write a personal statement of 500 words or fewer. For both the college and graduate school scholarships, including an essay that describes your educational and personal goals. Applicants for the college scholarship must also write a second essay describing the influence of an outstanding teacher on their education.
Following are the documents that need to be attached with your application form:
- Provide proof of legal blindness.Verification should be in the form of a statement from a state rehabilitation agency, an ophthalmologist, or an optometrist.
- Provide proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency. Verification should be in the form of a passport, birth certificate, naturalization papers, or proof of legal residency.
- Provide documentation of academic achievement via copies of school transcripts.
- Include three letters of recommendation.Two letters should attest to your academic skills. Each letter must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person writing the reference.
The applications submitted by you will be reviewed and judged by the selection committee and 12 U.S. high school seniors who are legally blind will be awarded unrestricted scholarships to aid their transition from high school to college or university. Additionally, three graduate students received merit scholarships to support their continuing education.
The deadline for the application submission for the scholarship is March 1, 2022. No applications will be considered after this date.